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What can the weather in Iowa tell us about the drug trade in Mexico? A new working paper explains.
Nigeria has rebased its GDP and it nearly doubled. Time to reconsider what you knew about Africa’s now biggest economy. Ben Leo and Alex Cobham explain.
Clare Walsh, chair of the G-20 Development Working Group, discusses priorities for this year’s Brisbane Summit. Topping the list: infrastructure (plus, tax transparency).
Ahead of the WB/IMF spring meetings, Scott Morris pushes for fundraising reform, Charles Kenny for transparency, and John Briscoe for Jim Kim to get serious on water.
Ed Scott has been called Silicon Valley’s most effective global giver. Highlights from his recent talk on why he started CGD and what lies ahead.
Jonah Busch and Nancy Birdsall investigate whether a Norwegian pay-for-performance experiment is working to keep Guyana forested.
Amanda Glassman celebrates a new UK–Gates Foundation initiative that will help countries and donors get more health for their money.
Awful for the rich, catastrophic for the poor — Jonah Busch distills an alarming new report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
In a new paper, Michael Clemens discovers that rising incomes in poor countries means more migration, not less.
Scott Morris shows what the international financial institutions can do in response to Crimea.